Thomas Global Systems, a leader in the design, production and support of avionic display systems technology, has signed a partnership agreement with Hawker Pacific for distribution of Thomas Global’s pioneering plug-and-play LCD cockpit displays in the Asia Pacific region.
The agreement, signed at Singapore Airshow, will grant Hawker Pacific rights for the distribution of Thomas Global’s growing family of innovative CRT-to-LCD cockpit display upgrade products for a range of business and general aviation aircraft.
John Dwyer, Thomas Global Systems’ Director Business Development, commented: “We are pleased to be partnering with Hawker Pacific for the distribution of our range of pioneering plug-and-play LCD cockpit displays. Hawker Pacific’s reputation in the industry is excellent and their geographic reach and focus on customer service are a perfect fit for Thomas Global. In addition to Hawker Pacific’s presence across the region, we hope to take full advantage of Hawker Pacific’s engineering and certification excellence on a broader range of future projects. We look forward to the significant benefits our new partnership will bring to aircraft operators, owners and lessors across the region.”
Thomas Global has developed a growing range of CRT-to-LCD cockpit display upgrade products based on their proprietary Thomas ADA 2.0™ Adaptive Display Architecture™, which represent an innovative, cost effective, plug-and-play solution for operators of legacy CRT displays. The practical upgrades offer owners and operators compelling financial and technology benefits – starting with lower costs and increased reliability compared to ageing CRT-based displays. Importantly, CRT obsolescence threat is eliminated, allowing operators to get the most out of their existing airframe investment and avoid costly full cockpit upgrades. The LCD upgrades offer instant conversion with no downtime for installation, and do not require crew retraining or changes to existing cockpit panels or wiring.
Thomas Global Systems offer plug-and-play LCD cockpit displays for the King Air, Beechcraft 1900D, Embraer 120, Fairchild Metro-23, Dassault Falcon, Hawker 800, IAI Astra 1125 and a broad range of other business and general aviation aircraft.
Commenting on the agreement, Hawker Pacific’s Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific, Doug Park, stated: “Maximising the life cycle of legacy aircraft is a key priority for our aircraft operators. Our new dealership agreement with Thomas Global for their innovative range of cockpit display upgrade products is the latest example of how we are meeting this need and making it easier for our customers across the region to keep their fleets flying and up-to-date.”
Thomas Global Systems is an industry leader in the design, production and support of innovative electronic systems solutions for aerospace and defense applications. Since 1956, the Company has gained global recognition for practical innovation and dependability. Thomas Global delivers expertise in mission systems, flight deck avionics, training & simulation and display technology supported by dedicated service and support teams operating around the world. Thomas Global Systems’ offices and facilities are located in Sydney, Australia and Irvine, California.
Hawker Pacific is a market leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East and is one of the largest independent companies of its type in the region with over 600 employees. The company’s Asian operations include established businesses in Singapore, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Hawker Pacific represents some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, including Beechcraft Corporate, Bell Helicopter, Diamond Aircraft and Mahindra Aerospace and provides service support for a wide range of manufacturers. Hawker Pacific is also a primary dealer in used aircraft with networks to source, acquire and trade aircraft globally.
Hawker Pacific is also Australia’s premier fixed base operator (FBO) with a network of facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Singapore, Perth, Shanghai and Malaysia. The company’s FBOs offer VIP services and crew facilities, 24/7 on demand aircraft charter from a modern aircraft fleet, flight operations and total aircraft management. Hawker Pacific’s product support activities include MRO, structural modification and support services to a wide range of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for corporate, charter, defence and special mission operators throughout the region. Other services include aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, special mission aircraft modifications, design engineering, avionics parts and services, plus the provision of spare parts, exchange rotables and equipment sales.